A happy home or a sad one?

How do you feel when you walk into a home? If you are alert you can most often sense if it is a happy home or a sad home. What you are actually sensing is the invisible energy that flows through the environment, the buildings and the human body. All of us generate energy that may feel “positive” or “negative’. Homes with a strong energy usually belong to strong, successful people. On the other hand, homes that exude a defeated or tired look usually belong to exhausted people. More often, the office or a home mirrors the motivation, taste, attitude and well-being of residents.

The energy of a home must never be allowed to stagnate. The positive energy represented by “yang” or the colour white is what is needed to bring in good fortune to a home. When the energy “chi” stagnates, it attracts dullness, stillness and negativity and the Chinese believe that it lowers one’s good fortune.

To ensure good flow of “chi”, follow these tips:  

Open at least two doors and windows for circulation of fresh air. Periodically move large cupboards and clean the dirt that accumulates behind. Give a thorough cleaning to the undersurface of your cot to clear the space you sleep on.

Occasionally change the furniture or create a new arrangement but ensure it does not obstruct the flow of chi.

Maintain the home periodically through re-painting and ensure that the areas like the terrace, balcony and the canopies are cleaned.

Remember the revitalising of the interior space results in a change of energy and this can be experienced by the occupants if proper care is taken in implementing the changes. The space always feels good after a well-planned renovation and the energy of the house is always alive and never becomes stale or stagnant.

S B S Surendran

(The author is a Fengshui consultant and traditional Vaastu practitioner. He may be contacted at 080 25252456 or 25252109 Email: consultation@fengshuiserver.com)